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Solitary Bladder Stones in Horses

Who Qualifies?​

Horses with a solitary bladder stone.

Purpose of the Study

The aim of this study is to evaluate a novel, left flank minimally invasive approach to laparoscopic cystotomy in standing horses.  This modified surgical approach is targeted as it is less invasive than open approaches, might result in fewer post-operative complications, and can be performed using traditional laparoscopic techniques.

What is Required?

  • Diagnosis of a solitary bladder stone
  • Hospitalization for 24 hours prior to and 24-48 hours post-operatively
  • Bloodwork prior to surgery
  • Post-operative follow-up telephone questionnaire


There will be a $500 cost reduction in cost of surgery and hospitalization as a direct result of participation in the study. Total cost of surgery and hospitalization will be $900-1,100 for study participants.

To Enroll

Interested participants can learn more by contacting Dr. Shauna Lawless, Dr. Eileen Hackett, or Dr. Dean Hendrickson or by calling (970) 297-5000.